Wed, May 30


Concordia University EV. 12.163

MIAE 2017-2018 Grad Seminar

Dr. Jai Prakash from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur India

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MIAE 2017-2018 Grad Seminar

Time & Location

May 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concordia University EV. 12.163, 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3G 2W1, Canada

About The Event

“Plasmonic photocatalysts: Novel nanocomposites materials for multifunctional applications ”

By Dr. Jai Prakash, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur India

A great deal of materials research has been focused on the development of functional nanomaterials with tunable characteristics and their multidisciplinary applications. This talk will include the recent developments and fundamental understanding of coupling dissimilar nanostructures such as plasmonic (noble metals) and metal oxide nanomaterials in view of their interdisciplinary activities in the field of nano-biotechnology. Particularly, TiO2 based plasmonic photocatalysts have been emerged as novel multifunctional nanomaterials due to the synergetic contributions of plasmonic and semiconductor properties. These materials have shown promising applications in the field of energy, environment and biomedical fields. Some of the applications of recent interests including, photocatalysis, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensing and antibacterial activities will be discussed.

Dr. Jai Prakash is an INFPIRE faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India. He completed PhD-2012 (Chemistry) from India. He did postdoctoral research at Aix-Marseille University (France), Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and University of the Free State (South Africa). He received several awards such as Merit Scholarship Award-2017 (ranked#1, Quebec-Canada), Young Promising Researcher Award-2016 (Y1-rating) (NRF-South Africa), DST Inspire Faculty Award-2015, Guest Scientist-2014 (NIMS-Japan), Young Scientist Fast-Track Award-2012 and Senior Research Fellow Award-2011. Currently, he is visiting INRS, Quebec (Varennes) under merit scholarship program for foreign researchers sponsored by FRQNT, Quebec. He is also a visiting research fellow at University of Free State (South Africa). He has published more than 40 research articles in several reputed journals. His interdisciplinary research area includes solid-state chemistry, polymer based nanocomposite materials, chemical physics and ion beam modification of nanomaterials, plasmonic based nanocomposites for photocatalysis, SERS and solar cell applications.

Location & Time

EV12.163 Concordia University

May 30th , 2018 (Wednesday)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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